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Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division Movie To Star Jake Gyllenhaal

The Division is reportedly being made into a film starring as well as being produced by none other than Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Donnie Darko star, Jake Gyllenhaal, however at this point in time there is no writer nor a director attached to the film. Not long after the Assassin’s Creed movie trailer had been revealed a couple weeks ago, this comes as a surprise, but a very welcomed surprise.

Tom Clancy’s: The Division is Ubisoft’s fastest selling game with just under 10 million registered players as well as achieving $330 million in its launch week alone.

Michael Fassbender is actually also in the producer and starring roles for the upcoming film, obviously the same methods have been applied here with Gyllenhaal.

“Michael Fassbender was obvious. We was the Assassins and we didn’t talk with any other actors, we talked with him and he fell in love with the universe. And then we started to select with him some writers, and then – and only then – we started to find a studio, and we found New Regency.”

“We created Ubisoft Motion Pictures in a way where we wanted to have a big involvement in the movie, and what we have done for Assassin’s we will do for all the other movies, which is that at the beginning we started by choosing our actor.”

Following the release of the new Assassin’s Creed film around December, a supposed Splinter Cell movie which has Warrior and The Revenant actor Tom Hardy at Paramount. Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures commented back in 2012 that Tom Hardy’s, “Involvement in the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell movie is exciting news for movie and video game fans alike.

“Meanwhile, Eric Singer is one of the most talented writers of the moment, and we’re confident he’ll bring a fresh approach and create a thrilling story, while still respecting all the codes and traditions of the franchise that are so important to fans.”

As it so happens, video game movie adaptations aren’t doing so well this year as Angry Birds scored 43% on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic overall while Warcraft: The Beginning scored 29% on Rotten Tomatoes and 36% overall on Metacritic. Hopefully Ubisoft will be able to do a good job, however seeing the new take on the animus in the official trailer for the Assassin’s Creed film doesn’t fill me with confidence so far.

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Assassin’s Creed Movie Trailer Is Finally Here

The official trailer for Assassin’s Creed is finally here and it does not disappoint. Starring Jeremy Irons, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams and Michael Fassbender who plays as Callum Lynch as man on death row and a recruit of Abstergo Corporation. For those of you not well versed with the title, the film is based off Ubisoft’s best-selling games which focalizes on the centuries old fight between the Assassin’s and the Templars. We won’t be getting a new Assassin’s Creed game this year but let’s hope the movie fills that void.

Assassin’s Creed is slated to hit theatres on December 21.

However, rather than follow one of the series more memorable characters like Ezio Auditore da Firenze or Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad, the writers and filmmakers decided to take an entirely new take and create the story from scratch. This isn’t particularly unusual considering most of their new games focuses on different characters from Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag with Edward Kenway to Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Arno Dorian. It wouldn’t be an Assassin’s Creed official poster without the iconic leap of faith in it, right? The official poster can be seen below

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Back when news surfaced regarding Fassbender’s  role in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed film, to research for the game reported by Entertainment Weekly, he commented, “I’ve played it since [being offered the job] mainly to get an idea of the physicality of the character. We’re striving to find something special. We believe the whole concept around it is special and want to service that the best we can.”

What do you think about the trailer – do you like that they have chosen to focus on a completely new story or would you have rather they have made a film based on one of the series previous characters.

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Destiny 2 Pushed To 2017 Release: Destiny In Restrospect

Since the release of Destiny’s successful expansion, The Taken King, Bungie have yet to deliver any new content such as a new raid, or perhaps varied additional strikes. Ever changing content which players know and love about the universe since the release of vanilla Destiny back in September 2014. As players have been receiving DLC content from The Dark Below to House of Wolves to fill in the time gaps, die hard Destiny players are not falling for the although alluring, yet grindy nature of what Destiny is pretty much all about.

To give credit where it’s due, Bungie have tried to play around with time-gated events such as the ‘Sleeper Stimulant’ and the ‘Black Spindle’ event or events which come available on a specific day and/or set of days like Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris. Even though time-gated events weren’t very casual or person who works full time friendly.

Bungie have also released limited time events such as the October’s ‘Festival of the Lost’ to celebrate Halloween by decorating the tower, allowing players to wear neat paper crafted masks like a Xur or Atheon helment and allocating Eva Lavante as the events vendor for specific quests and items. This event wasn’t of course devoid of micro-transations where you were able to purchase special Halloween themed ‘Thriller’ dances from Tess in the tower as well as legendary helmets to keep after the event timed out.

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December’s ‘Sparrow Racing League'(SRL) included two weeks where players who had The Taken King expansion were able to participate. You were able to race on two racetracks one being Campus Martius, where players received rewards like legendary helmets and class items which had racing perks.

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And finally February’s ‘Crimson Days’ for Valentine’s Day which started on February 9th extending to February 16th. The event was not as large of scale like Festival of the Lost, however the experience which awarded Glimmer Chews, comedic masks and Valentine’s Day themed 320 Light Ghosts was more welcoming than having nothing. The event itself linked to a PvP mode titled Crimson Doubles.

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Aside from all these welcoming events, Destiny 2 unfortunately won’t be out anytime this year, as Activision and Bungie both confirmed, but will be released at some point in 2017.

In light of such facts however, Bungie have in a weekly blog post wrote that there will be a full game expansion later this year.

“Prior to the holiday break we mentioned a second, larger update slated for Spring. The content release will feature a significant Light increase, a bunch of new gear to earn and equip, and new challenges for PvE players seeking some more fun experiences and replayability.

Beyond that, the team is focused on delivering a large expansion later this year, and a full Destiny sequel in 2017.”

According to a report by Jason Schreler at Kotaku, Bungie is supposedly receiving an early helping hand by an Activision subsidiary, High Moon Studios, to make ‘Destiny 2.’ According to the Kotaku report, Bungie had cut out a massive chunk of new space which was to be found on Mars and instead gave it to High Moon Studios to work on for the game.

Even though there had been information from a contract leaked back in 2012 which had revealed Bungie’s “ten-year plan” for Destiny, at this point in time the future of the online first-person shooter is very hazy and that isn’t always going to be a bad thing.

Think about it this way: when games are announced that they will be delayed/pushed back to release at a later date, I find that I am not angry or disappointed. On the contrary, having a game release at a later date is more a blessing for the player audience as well as for the company, and this is solely due to the fact that given the right amount of time and effort, we hope that the end product will be all the more awe inspiring and worth the wait.

We have seen this with cases like BioShock InfiniteThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Red Dead Redemption. Although this is not always the case with every game that has been delayed as we have seen how over-hyped games which have been delayed didn’t turn out as what we had initially been shown and what we expected like Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs.

Do you think players will be able to keep playing Destiny if Bungie keeps up with limited time events leading up to the expansion, or will there be a significant downfall in numbers until a hefty expansion and or the release of a second Destiny comes about.

Leave us a comment in the section below and tell us what you think.

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